Jeremy Eaton Some thoughts on cinema, dancing menOpening: Wednesday 10 April 6 - 8 pm Dates: 10 April – 4 May 2019
‘Some thoughts on cinema, dancing men’ takes as its starting point a subtitle video from 2013 by the artist based on the relationship between Pier Paolo Pasolini and his young lover Ninetto Davoli. By re-working the video and returning to its source inspiration—Pasolini’s film ’Uccellacci e Uccellini’ (1966)—Jeremy has further developed ideas pertaining to cinema, disclosure and codes of homosociality. Working through a range of time-based processes, Jeremy has contemplated these ideas through a new series of prints, a classically arranged audio work developed with musician and music producer Benjamin Caddy, and an expanded version of the aforementioned subtitle video. The time-based nature of the exhibition meditates on the unravelling of a film, what is present but not visible and affective responses to history.
Jeremy is invested in exploring lineages of social space and concepts of disclosure through a time-based art practice. Recent exhibitions/projects include: ‘The Enigma Code’, Sarah Scout Presents, ‘Departed Acts: Lineages of Queer Practice’, Centre for Contemporary Photography; ‘Summer Group Show’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney (2018); a group exhibition with Seven Valencia and Camille Hannah at C A V E S; and ‘Of Everything That Disappears There Remains Traces’ curated by Lauren Ravi at the Honeymoon Suite. He has undertaken solo projects at West Space, KINGS Artist-Run and a residency at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. In 2018 he co-curated ‘In Bloom’ with Madé Spencer-Castle for SPRING1883. Jeremy has written for un Magazine, Art + Australia, participated in the Gertrude Contemporary Emerging Writers Program and developed catalogue essays for numerous artists. Jeremy’s work has been acquired by the Joyce Nissan Collection and is held in multiple private collections around the country. jeremyeaton.org